Linux itself began as the project of a computer science student, the OSDL notes. Linus Torvalds, now an OSDL fellow, was a student at the University of Helsinki in 1991 when he created the Unix-like operating system that was later dubbed "Linux."
June 30, 2004
OSDL takes Linux back to school
The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) is courting institutions of higher learning through a new program aimed at attracting affiliates interested in Linux research and deployment. Several colleges and universities have already joined the program, which could increase Linux participation in a quarter already vital to Linux's success.